Thompson Health System announced it has acquired a minimally invasive system for open and standard laparoscopic surgical procedures.
The technology of the daVinci Surgical System offers options for patients seeking surgical treatment for prostate, kidney and bladder cancers, as well as gynecological procedures such as hysterectomies and fibroid removal.
Benefits of the technology include less pain and scarring, fewer complications, less blood loss, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery period, Thompson officials said.
The health care provider’s surgical teams recently began using the advanced technology in the fields of urology and gynecology. Thompson’s urology surgical team is headed by Guan Wu M.D., who has performed more than 700 da Vinci procedures at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Highland Hospital, and who has begun cases at Thompson Health.
Thompson’s chief of obstetrics and gynecology Robert Scott M.D. has added da Vinci procedures as the natural progression of his extensive laparoscopic experience and will be joined this summer by another da Vinci-trained surgeon.
“We are so pleased to be able to offer the da Vinci system to our community and patients,” says Thompson Health president and CEO Michael Stapleton Jr. “We look forward to bringing even more surgical options in the near future in the areas of gynecologic oncology, colorectal cancer and otolaryngology, as well as welcoming more da Vinci-trained surgeons to Thompson.”
Thompson is a 1,350-employee integrated system centered on F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua. It also includes several owned medical practices, a Farmington urgent care center, and senior living and skilled-nursing facilities. Thompson Health became an affiliate of URMC in June.
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